‘Ethnic Studies Courses Benefit all Students’ is the headline of one of my Education Week Teacher columns.

Ethnic studies classes are increasing in high schools, particularly in California.

I’ve shared a fair number of resources about them and thought readers would find it useful if I brought them all together, and I hope readers will contribute more.

Here are some posts that discuss why they are important and what is happening policy-wise about them:

New Study Finds Big Results From Ethnic Studies Classes

Student-Created Ethnic Studies Project

California Governor Signs Bill to Develop High School Ethnic Studies Curriculum is from NBC News.

How One Law Banning Ethnic Studies Led to Its Rise is from The Atlantic. It demonstrates the old organizing adage that your opponent does your best organizing for you…

Why students need ethnic studies is from TEDx.

Ethnic studies gaining traction in Sacramento-area public schools is from The Sacramento Bee.

Arizona’s Ethnic Studies Ban In Public Schools Goes To Trial is from NPR.

Ethnic Studies: A Movement Born Of A Ban is from NPR.

Tucson’s Mexican Studies Program Was a Victim of ‘Racial Animus,’ Judge Says is from The NY Times.

Ethnic Studies – And Students – Win!

Require ethnic studies to graduate high school? California inches closer to the idea is from CalMatters.

AP World History Is Not Enough. Students Need an AP Ethnic Studies Course is from Ed Week.


Is California’s ethnic studies plan too politically correct even for California? is a bad headline, but the article gives a useful update.

Push for Ethnic Studies in Schools Faces a Dilemma: Whose Stories to Tell is from The NY Times.

California proposal requiring ethnic studies for diploma delayed is from Ed Source.